We’ve done a load of trips out with Basque MTB – body armour is a tough call. Knee and elbow pads are a good idea. More would always be good when you come off, less to carry the rest of the time (I can’t climb any distance in pads – feels like it drains the energy from my legs).
I’ve got some POC Stormtrooper but it felt overkill – Fox Lanch…[Read more]
As already noted , Rohan do a few designs long.
Last time I needed up buying 5-11 Taclite Pro cargo trousers. They’ve got a hanging loop for your baton, and specific pockets for knife and spare ammo. Ever tying you need for an afternoon stroll. They,re poly cotton ripstop and 36 leg though.
simons_nicolai-uk replied to the topic PSA – new Watchmen series on Sky Atlantic tonight! in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago
And that lake. WTAF!
Has anyone found a good episode review/Easter eggs/theories site yet? Feels like theres a lot to overlook on this.
Mesh back Gilet
All look slightly weird and unnecessary but once you’ve used them essential. Also a bargain as they effectively turn your summer kit into winter kit for all but the coldest days. (Add a cheap t shirt base layer under a summer shirt)
I don’t know about their methodology but this https://thriftyparent.co.uk/home-household/cheapest-way-to-dry-clothes-indoors/ reckons dehumidifier much more expensive.
You are not going to get 18kg of laundry dry using a tumble dryer for anything close to that I don’t think.
No, you’re not. Heat Pump driers seem to be just under 2kwh for a full load of cottons – maybe 8kg.
Stuff dries really well in our house anyway – we’ve got a ‘sheila maid’ type thing in the utility room and the house has a heat r…[Read more]
Isnt a dehumidifier just a condensing tumble drier that’s trying to dry your whole house? Technology is the same but it’s going to be slower and more expensive to run.
A heat pump drier is a more efficient form of condenser Dryer. https://www.beko.co.uk/lifestyle/benefits-of-a-tumble-dryer-heat-pump
Drying clothes with hot air and venting it…[Read more]
Although that’s comparing SS. It’s also very interesting to see that the derailleur test is pretty close to the Rohloff – closer than in other tests I’ve read IIRC.
I’ve also read that a dirty chain reduces efficiency
I thought that as well. Comparisons between Rohloff used to be with 3×9. Chainline is arguably far worse with 1x in many gear…[Read more]
Says more about your riding style and finesse than of the mech tbh.
Which is why you are willing to live with the losses in a epicyclic gearbox.
Apart from a Pinion not being epicyclic, I don’t – both my mountain bikes currently run 1×11 though I’d have another Pinion (they’re now a bit smaller and lighter and I think they’ve reduced the Q…[Read more]
get going again on the trailside; something you can’t do with a hub-gear
How do you get going again at the trailside? Pinion and Rohloff, IME just don’t break in same way. They don’t NEED to be trailside repairable, and they’re still likely rideable. I’ve seen enough mechs, hangers and chains completely mangled at the trailside – pretty sure t…[Read more]
didn’t we just have a big thread about gearboxes and hub gears? As someone who rode Rohloff on both full sus and hardtail for some years, then a Pinion for another few but runs conventional gears on my off road bikes my view is –
Gearboxes are shockingly bad on bikes, heavy, draggy, expensive, not repairable trailside, sloppy and with terrible…
It looked good but the entry to the world was a bit bewildering. The initial text scroll was immediately forgotten. What was with the great flood? If it needed the exposition couldn’t they have had Lyra getting some history lessons and built it into the story?
Something about the script/acting was off as well – None of the ‘Gyptian’ scenes…[Read more]
Triple has a negative impact on this.
I’ve a vague memory of this but can’t remember the details – So you’re saying you get less solar gain via the 3g and that the benefit in terms of solar gain exceeds the impact of the lower insulation value?
I think I’d still have 3g for the higher glass temp on really cold days but as you say,…[Read more]
triple glazed to N,E and W, double to South.
Not sure why you’d do that. Triple glazing really doesn’t add much cost over double on the total price of a job (with the same quality frames).
Sound insulation is slightly better, insulation value is better though not as much as you’d think (theres a huge change in these from single to doubl…[Read more]
simons_nicolai-uk replied to the topic Baselayer for work under open neck shirt (AKA vest!) in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago
Uniqlo heat tech v neck. Brilliant things.
Remarkable warmth to weight and really comfortable to wear under a shirt.
Also – all the tubes of sika/tape/screws add up to much more that you imagine at the start.
Same building a house. I’d budgeted every part of the build except consumables and it was amazing how much screws, sealant, spray foam, tape etc etc adds up.
I’ve had a very poor success rate with non-original manufacturer batteries in any electronics over the years (cameras, laptops, iPod, drills). it really is a case of buy cheap buy twice – even if they seem ok when new the life is much shorter.
Also don’t try to buy discounted as there are loads of fakes around.
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